[7-11Floyd-Body]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[WRITER=tha]
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Autopsy results are still pending on the body found in a burning mobile home yesterday in Floyd County. Investigators hope those results will shed some light on the victim's identity.
Sheriff's deputies were notified of the fire around four yesterday morning.
Officials say the death does NOT appear suspicious.
The trailer was located in a mobile home park on Batman Thumper Road.


[7-Fire-trial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Two years ago 6 people were killed in a boardinghouse fire in Roanoke. Today the second suspect charged with the fatal fire is scheduled to go on trial.
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[VO-NAT 00-10 1:40:06]
[Super=04-Wednesday]

Twenty-one-year-old Brian Eugene Jackson was arrested last November after the first suspect, Michael ``Jay'' Clements, accepted a plea agreement in the case.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 18, 1998]


The fire has been linked to a dispute over marijuana between boardinghouse resident Willie Caldwell and a group of men that included Jackson and Clements.
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[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]

Clements was sentenced to 25 years in prison for arson of an occupied building. He's expected to testify at Jackson's trial.

[7-11Halifax-Rape]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=chr]
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John David Simpson was convicted 24-years ago of raping and kidnapping a girl in Halifax County. Now his sister insists he did not get a fair trial and she's taking her battle to Richmond.
Lucille Loppe says her brother's court-appointed attorney did a bad job - and failed to bring up several issues at trial.
Among those issues: that a juror was related to the victim AND was married to a Halifax County deputy sheriff.
Loppe plans to stage a rally at the U-S Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

[7-11Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-12 1;04:28]
[GRAPHIC=Democrats]


Two local lawmakers are considering running for Attorney General...and they say they were encouraged this weekend at the State Democratic convention.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/Friday]


Party members gathered in Norfolk to rally behind the campaign of U.S. Senate candidate Chuck Robb.
But on Friday night, they also heard from Bath County Delegate (CREE) Creigh Deeds, and Roanoke State Senator John Edwards. Both men say they'll decide in the next several months whether to run for Attorney General.
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[IN Q=We need to elect]

((DEL. CREIGH DEEDS/D- BATH COUNTY: WE NEED TO ELECT A DEMOCRAT ATTORNEY GENERAL, A DEMOCRAT LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, AND A DEMOCRAT GOVERNOR. IF I WERE TO RUN FOR A SLOT ON THAT TICKET AND BE A PART OF THAT TICKET, I WOULD GO AT IT WHOLE HOG, AND I'VE GOT TO WORK OUT SOME ISSUES AT HOME.)) ((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D- ROANOKE: AS I SAY, I'LL KIND OF LOOK AT THE TEA LEAVES AND SEE HOW THINGS GO. THERE ARE A LOT OF FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED, IT'S A MAJOR UNDERTAKING, BUT I THINK IT COULD BE VERY EXCITING.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Creigh Deeds/(D) Bath Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke; :15]
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[OUT Q=it could be very exciting.]
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[VO-NAT]


Henrico Delegate Donald McEachin is also seeking the nomination for Attorney General. Until last week, he was the only Democrat in the race.
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[7Weather]


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Now let's take a break from the news to check the forecast... It will be mostly cloudy today with a chance of afternoon showers.. highs will reach the low to mid 70's.. Expect some cloudiness and possible evening thunderstorms later tonight with lows in the mid 60's...




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[45-11Art-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-19 18:52]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The national spotlight is on the Star City thanks to some new works on display at the Art Museum of Western Virginia.
Tina Tenret gives us a look.
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[SUPER=02-Judy Larson/Museum Director; :17]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :34]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]

((Roanoke's Art Museum of Western Virginia bought these two treasures in New York City with trust fund money. The price is a secret for security reasons. Maurice Prendergast painted this Beach at Saint Malo in France in 1907, using a style that was ahead of his time.
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[SOT 6:53:30]
[IN Q=You can]

((YOU CAN SEE THE MOSAICLIKE TREATMENT OF BEACH AND BALLS AND THE BRIGHTLY COLORED GOWNS AND THE DAPPLE OF BRUSH STROKES THAT MAKES UP THE OCEAN IN THE BACKGROUND. THERE REALLY IS A SENSE OF JOY AND HAPPINESS TO THIS.))
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[OUT Q=HAPPINESS TO THIS]

Even the museum director is a recent acquisition -- from the famous High Museum in Atlanta. Dr. Judy Larson says when pieces like these travel to Cincinnatti, Philadelphia and Atlanta, they put Roanoke on the map.
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[SOT 7:02:16]
[IN Q=Probably]

((PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS SPORTING EVENTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, THIS IS THE FIGHT WITH THE BROWN BOMBER.))
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[OUT Q=THE BROWN BOMBER]

Another new piece is noteworthy not only for its perspective and detail -- but also because it's the museum's only piece with an African-American subject -- in this case, the famous athlete Joe Louis.
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[SOT 7:02:57]
[IN Q=That's important]

((THAT'S IMPORTANT. WE'RE ALSO LOOKING TO PURCHASE WORKS BY GREAT AFRICAN AMERICAN PAINTERS. WE HAVEN'T FOUND THEM YET BUT THAT'S DEFINITELY ON OUR WISH LIST.))
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[OUT Q=WISH LIST]

The Art Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays and Sunday afternoon. Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke.))














[45-11Sidewalk-Art]


[ANCHOR=AMCutins]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-26 10;09]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Great artwork could be found OUTDOORS in Roanoke, as well, over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The 42-nd annual sidewalk art show brought thousands down to the market. More than two- hundred artists, throughout the region, showcased paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures. The funds raised from the event will go toward educational programming at the Art Museum of Western Virginia.
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[45-Prom-Finale]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-11 1;15:54]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Saying "NO" to alcohol on Prom Night won a Roanoke student a new car.
William Fleming High School student Arron Calloway got the keys to a 2-thousand Hyundai Tiburon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It was all part of the 11-th annual "After Prom Grand Finale" at Valley View Mall.
Four students from 28 schools were selected to take part.
Each received a key to the vehicle and had a chance to unlock it.
The goal is to commend students who participate in events like this instead of choosing to drink.
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[SOT 51:21]
[IN Q=it's a ]

((BETH ANNE HYLTON: IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO WIN PRIZES AND HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS GET FREE FOOD, AND HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN A CAR.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Anne Hylton/Participant]
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[OUT Q=win a car.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two students received a mountain bike and another student received a two thousand dollar scholarship from Hyundai Motors.
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[45Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Taking a break from the news now to check the forecast...
Mostly cloudy with afternoon showers and highs near 75.
The clouds will linger tonight, with a chance of thunderstorms and lows in the 60s.
The rest of the work week should be pleasant, thought....



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[8-11Police-Dogs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-18 46:51]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke City Police Dogs go through extensive training to fight crime and wear their badge of honor.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[IN Q=A suspect]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;;00]
[SUPER=01-Ramey Bower, Jr./Roanoke City Police Department;:33]
[SUPER=@Joy2;1:05]
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[OUT Q=n7 Roanoke]

(( A suspect is hiding inside this abandoned building -- Blitz is sent inside to track him down.
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[SOT 15:17]
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((NAT SOUND OF DOG -- CATCHING SUSPECT))
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This all part of training for Blitz -- something he does at least twice a month.
He searches for suspects and evidence, attacks on demand and backs away when told.
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[SOT 31:50]
[IN Q=We always]

((WE ALWAYS MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE POLICE DOG IS COMING TO LET THE SUSPECT KNOW THAT HERE COMES THE CANINE AND WE'VE HAD SEVERAL OF THEM PUT THEIR HANDS IN THE AIR AND GIVE-UP. BECAUSE THE WORD IS OUT THE ROANOKE CITY POLICE HAS POLICE DOGS NOW AND THEY DON'T WANT TO BE ON THE RECEIVING END OF THE POLICE DOG))
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There are five canine members of the Roanoke City Police Department.
Boca is the only one who is training to search for explosives - soon he will be certified to work the streets.
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[IN Q=He's trained for 16 different]

((HE'S TRAINED FOR 16 DIFFERENT EXPLOSIVE ODORS. PRETTY MUCH ANY BOMB IS A DERIVATIVE OF ONE OF THOSE ODORS))
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Boca is trained to sit when he finds the explosive.
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[NAT SOT17:54]
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((NAT SOT: GOOD BOY.. GOOD BOY))
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The canines are also trained to search for narcotics -- and scratch and bark to let the officer know the location of the drugs.
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[SOT 28:25]
[IN Q=Things that aren't]

((THINGS THAT AREN'T READILY AVAILABLE TO THE NAKED EYE OF AN OFFICER WE CAN USE THESE CANINES FOR))
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[OUT Q=canines for]


To the dogs this is simply a game -- they love to play -- and in the end they are rewarded -- but for the police officers these animals are invaluable partners in fighting crime.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))








[8-11K-9-Vests]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-15 34:18]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Police dogs risk their lives to fight crime and they need protection like their fellow police officers wear. One local woman is trying to make that happen.
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[VO-NAT]


Katrina Kerrick is on a mission to buy bullets proof vests like these for 15 dogs.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

This weekend she held a walk-a-thon to raise money for the vests which cost 475 dollars a piece.
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[SOT 20:26:22]
[IN Q=The dogs go into]

((KATRINA KERRICK/ORGANIZER:THE DOGS GO INTO A SITUATION FIRST USUALLY BEFORE AN OFFICER. THEY OFFICERS ARE FULLY PROTECTED AND THE DOGS AREN'T. THEY DON'T KNOW IF THEY'RE GOING TO FACE GUN SHOTS, STABBINGS))
[SUPER=01-Katrina Kerrick/Organizer]
[RUNS=08]
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[VO-NAT]


One of the participants -- Brent Beckner raised enough money for one vest --which he wants to give to a Roanoke City Police dog.
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[SOT 20:27:28]
[IN Q=I was going]

((BRENT BECKNER:I WAS GOING TO BUILDINGS COLLECTING MONEY FOR MECO THE CANINE ))
[SUPER=07-Brent Beckner]
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[OUT Q=the canine]
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[VO-NAT]


Kerrick hopes to hold another fund raising events soon.
She says she will not give up until all of the dogs receive their vests.
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[8Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=]
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Let's take one more look at your Monday forecast...
Mostly cloudy with afternoon showers and highs near 75.
Evening storms are likely, with lows falling to around 65.
In the extended outlook...



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